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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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RATINGS: 2681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Duchesee de Bourgogne is the traditional top fermented reddish-brown ale from the West-Flanders region of Belgium. This refined ale also known as "The Burgundies of Belgium" is a blend of 8 and 18 months old ales following careful maturation in oak casks. 100% natural and unpasteurized.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5167) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2006
Bottle. Red-brown colour (or may I say burgundy) with a creamy offwhite head that is smallish, but persistent and lacing. Nice fruity aroma as of cherries, but full of sour yoghurt notes. Flavours balance between sweet and sour, ending woody and dry. Very fruity. Good carbonation, slightly oily texture. One of the classics -simply a great drinking experience.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Aroma is of bread and molasses with moderatly perfume and earthy overtones. It poured clear and red with a light brown fizzy head which didnt last long. The taste was a surprise, sweet and acetic at the same time finish was lightly bitter and again the vinegar was promanate, light to medium bodied watery and fizzy with moderate alcohol flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle - quite vinuous aroma with a touch of tartness. Beautiful maroon body with a beige head. Delicious flavor! Sour and malty and fruity. A touch of vinegar. Just terrific.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5844) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Canít believe I forgot to rate this one! One of my favorite beers - first had at the Map Room in Chicago. So sour. So red. So lovely. Drank a bottle the other night. Itís one of those beers I donít overdo; I indulge at just the right moment with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Marroon, with a big thick creamy beige head. Grapey, winey, slightly tart aroma. Nice mix of flavors - red wine, prune and raisin, some lemony tart citrus notes, too. Much winey-er as it warms. Tasty stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (3051) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2006
Love the combination of malt and sour wine / lambic taste. Dark brown with a nice foam. A very special brew !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2643) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 Rating #250! The lady pours a mahogany/burgundy color with a nice sized tan head. Aromas are very distinct and Iím not sure Iíve seen a lot of these elements before, so Iíll do my best. I can detect a very sweet and earthy tone with a creamy butterscotch background and some oak/wood in the background. Iím not picking up the sourness/vinegar that others mention. This tartness somes through heavy in the flavor though and then quickly mixes nicely with the sweetness that is promised in the aroma. It all ends in an earth/wood flavor and then a return of the sour notes that began it all. Very interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a nice moslty lasting creamy head. Aroma and taste of malts and citrus. Nice flemish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 This is a wonderful beer. A rare taste and a sourness that doesnít offend. Quite delightful. I look forward to the next one. But how long will I have to wait?

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Pours dark amber brown w/ medium sized spritzy froth. Aroma is sweet and sour, remeinescient of my aunt Debrahís sour braughton recipe. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are crisp w/ an intense sweet and sour character.Jjolly rancher fruit, green apples, tart grapes, slght cherry fruit. Very tropical w/ kiwi, passionfruit, and pineapple. Nice oak on the finish to bitter it up but remains sour fruit. Overall: an intersing flavor profile worthy of mention. Complex and balanced. Highly recommended for the connoiseur.


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